How Does Reiki Work?

Your body is one amazing machine. Not only does it automatically take care of all your breathing, circulation, digestion and other vital processes without you even lifting a finger, but it has the phenomenal ability to bounce back and heal itself when faced with certain amounts of stress.

Most of the time, at least.

There may come a time in your life when your body has simply had enough. Perhaps you’ve been subjected to a constant barrage of ongoing stress, experienced a particularly sudden and intensely stressful situation or have come to accept negative beliefs and thoughts that are bogging down your entire being. In such cases, the body’s self-regulating mechanisms can no longer do their jobs, resulting in a decline in the health of your body, mind and soul.

You may become irritated or angry and prone to outbursts; suffer from headaches, stomach aches, muscle tension and pain; feel anxious, restless and depressed; or even start overeating, under-eating or reaching for alcohol or drugs for relief.

Reach instead for Reiki and you’ll be much better off (trust us!).

How does Reiki work?

Our short answer to “How does Reiki work?” is “beautifully.”

The longer answer requires a bit of explanation. The spiritual healing art of Reiki works by channeling positive energy into your body, with Reiki masters and practitioners typically placing their hands on the affected areas of the body that need a boost, offering this energy and your body takes in the energy where most needed.

This powerful flow of positive energy may bring a near immediate sensation of relief as it releases tension, lessens the impact of stress and replaces negative energy with the positive. Some refer to this positive Reiki energy as the life force, and indeed it can bring new life to a stressed-out, tired body.

How does Reiki work on stress symptoms?

Instead of headaches and angry outbursts, Reiki may potentially help you enjoy:

  • A boost to your body’s healing mechanisms, which once again begin to function effectively
  • Potential reduced blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones from the relaxation response
  • Increased immune system strength
  • A shifting from the stress response of “fight or flight” to the relaxation response
  • A restoration of balance to your body, mind and soul

Reiki energies have a high and healthy frequency and potency. Reiki masters and practitioners must undergo an attunement process in order to effectively channel the Reiki energies. You can use Reiki on its own for enhanced wellness or in conjunction with traditional medicine anytime your body, mind and soul need a powerful, beautiful boost.

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**This article appeared in The Reiki Times, the official magazine of the International Association of Reiki Professionals.

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